Photo feature: Poutine Fest packs Sparks Street

Story and photos by Michael Timmermans The smell of french fry oil and gravy wafted above historic Sparks Street in Ottawa this past weekend. The outdoor pedestrian mall was the site of Poutine Fest, dubbed the “Great Canadian Fork Off.” The free event ran from Nov. 15 to 17 and...

More than just another brick in the wall

By Jennifer Wallace Some high schools in Ottawa that offer trades courses stopped by on Nov. 6 to Algonquin’s Perth Campus open house. About 300 students are currently attending the college which offers specialized trades programs among others. “One high school is visiting from...

Sports talk Blooms at Pembroke campus

By Brandon Gillet Who would have thought that an intense moment in sports could come in the form of a motionless group transfixed on the words of one man? That’s exactly what happened at Algonquin’s Pembroke campus when seasoned analyst and editor of Sports Business News Howard...

The art of pumpkin carving

By Katrice Sutherland   Stephanie Lavoie, bundled in her winter-wear, sat under a tent just out of reach from the rain, glancing between a photo of Betty Boop and her half-carved pumpkin. Lavoie, a second-year hospitality and tourism student, was one of 12 students who took...

Dune their part for biodiversity

By Dani-Elle Dubé     Dr. P.T. Dang is dwarfed standing among the tall mountains of sand piled several feet high. He points out towards the clearing and recounts a period when the dunes were 10 times larger than it is today. This, he says, spells trouble for animal...

Patriot games at CFB Petawawa

  By: Julia Vodyanyuk Algonquin students and graduates played a role in a battle stimulation by 33 Brigade Group in Petawawa last weekend. While I – one of four Algonquin journalism students – was among the cast of characters made up of 697 army reservists, I was...

Beginner’s luck

  By: Marianna Wright I volunteered to be dropped off with the engineers of the 33 Brigade. Here, I hit the ground running… So many faces, so many names, so much to do in preparation for the big training day. I fumble through my camera settings, trying desperately to...

Behind enemy lines

  By: Michelle Ferguson 0730 hrs I dropped my bags, turned around and ran. Fumbling with my recorder and clutching my camera as best I could, I sprinted across the open field towards the sound of machine guns firing — something I never thought I’d be able to say. That’s when...

On the frontline

  By: Stephen Ducharme We were supposed to meet up with the platoon before dawn on the other side of the river. Myself and three other journalism students had run the gauntlet of last-minute waivers, clearance from command and permission from our editor to come to Petawawa...

Foodies chow down for charity

By: Tamir Virani     On one of the last hot and sunny days of this year, Ottawa greeted its first official food truck rally with open arms. Over a 1,000 lined up to gain entrance to the parking lot at the corner of Rochester and Pamilla Street on Sept. 28. However it...